Inspector General Of Prisons in Ireland Report 1857
By The Culture and Heritage group
Oughterard. —No prisoners; 23 in the last quarter, of whom 1 was a drunkard. Oughtarwd. The accommodation tor prisoners sufficient. Repairs required to outside of house. The keeper, having no kitchen, uses the female day-room for that purpose when it is unoccupied. Water procurable near at hand, and the sewers effective. The building very clean and orderly throughout, and sufficiently supplied with bedding, blankets, and sheets. Petty sessions fortnightly, transmittals immediate. Registry and committals correct. The Local Inspector visits every quarter. Dietary: Indian meal in stirabout, bread, and new milk. Cost of dietary, 3d. per head per day. Salary of keeper, £18 9*. 3d.